Functional Analysis II Spring 2019

Manfred Einsiedler
Andreas Wieser

Sobolev spaces, weak solutions of elliptic boundary value problems, elliptic regularity, spectral theory, and unitary representations.

Note that this is the continuation of the course "Functional Analysis I". See this link for the webpage of that course and the topics that were treated.

The first lecture takes place on Moday (18.02.2019).

Monday 10-12HG G 5
Thursday 13-15HG G 5

Here is a list of the topics we treated for each week. If not mentioned otherwise, an item was treated with proof. We refer to our main source (see references).

Week 1 Chapter 5.2 up to and including Section 5.2.2.
Week 2 Sections 5.2.3, 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 (where the proof of Lemma 5.50 was not treated yet).
Week 3 Lemma 5.50 and Theorem 5.51. Theorem 6.56, Sections 6.4.1, 6.4.2 and 6.4.4 (where Lemma 6.68 was not yet treated).
Week 4 Finished the proof of Weyl's law and gave some ideas for Section 8.2.2. Section 7.4.5. Multiplication operators on the circle (see e.g. Exercise 6.25).
Week 5 Section 9.1 up to and including 9.1.2. First half of the proof of Theorem 10.1.
Week 6 Choquet's theorem (Prof. Burger).
Week 7 The remaining proof of Theorem 10.1, Proposition 10.2, Lemma 10.3. The Banach algebra of signed measures and L^1-functions on groups.
Week 8 Chapter 11 up to Corollary 11.29.
Week 9 Section 11.3.3, Section 11.4, Section 12.1.1.
Week 10 Sections 12.1.2, 12.1.3, Sections 12.3, 12.5 and 12.6 where not all of the properties (FC1)--(FC6) were discussed. We also treated Section 12.3.4.
Week 11 Continuation of Section 12.6. We began the discussion of projection-valued measures (Section 12.7). Then Section 12.8.1 and 12.8.2.
Week 12 Section 13.1 and 13.2. Then Chapter 14 up to Lemma 14.8.
Week 13 (Taught by Marc Burger) Property (T).
Week 13 Continuation of the proof of the prime number theorem. The Banach algebra inquality was not proven and neither was the Selberg symmetry formula.

Active participation in the exercises classes can yield a bonus of up to 5% on the grade of the exam. The bonus is obtained by presenting exercises in the exercises classes. For the maximal bonus at least 4 points need to be achieved. In this case your bonus will consist in an additional 0.25 at your exam. If you have achieved 2 or 3 points, your mark will be raised by 0.25 only case of a plus-tendence.

The exact procedure is the following:

Exercise sheet Deadline Solutions Topics
Sheet 1 22.02.2019 Solutions for sheet 1 Sobolev spaces on open subsets of Euclidean space.
Sheet 2 01.03.2019 Solutions for sheet 2 Sobolev spaces on open subsets of Euclidean space II.
Sheet 3 08.03.2019 Solutions for sheet 3 Sobolev embedding theorem, (weakly) harmonic functions and the Dirichlet boundary value problem.
Sheet 4 15.03.2019 Solutions for sheet 4 Elliptic regularity, Weyl's law and the heat equation.
Sheet 5 22.03.2019 Solutions for sheet 5 Elliptic regularity at the boundary, Riesz representation and examples of unitary translation operators.
Sheet 6 29.03.2019 Solutions for sheet 6 Spectral theorem for unitary operators.
Sheet 7 05.04.2019 Solutions for sheet 7 Extremal points and Choquet's theorem.
Sheet 8 12.04.2019 Solutions for sheet 8 Haar measures, Banach algebras.
Sheet 9 26.04.2019 Solutions for sheet 9 Unital Banach algebras, spectral radii and Gelfand duals.
Sheet 10 03.05.2019 Solutions for sheet 10 Gelfand transform, Pontryagin dual. Discrete spectrum, approximate point spectrum, approximate spectrum, residual spectrum.
Sheet 11 10.05.2019 Solutions for sheet 11 Spectral theorem for (commuting) normal operators and functional calculus.
Sheet 12 17.05.2019 Solutions for sheet 12 Spectral theorem for unitary representations of abelian groups.

You can enrol for an exercise class here. Note that the first exercise classes will take place in the second week of the semester.

Monday 09-10HG G 26.3Giuliano Basso
Monday 09-10HG F 26.5Emilio Corso

We will be using the book Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications by Manfred Einsiedler and Thomas Ward. It is available via SpringerLink here.

Other useful, and recommended references include the following: